Corniglia is a quaint little village and we think the most charming of Italy’s Cinque Terre. With narrow walkways, closely packed medieval buildings, ancient churches, colorful shops, and a few cafes and delis, this is a pleasant old world village. Though not directly on the harbor and with limited and somewhat less grand sea views than in the neighboring villages, it’s a cozy little community. Corniglia is perched at the top of the hillside and once arriving at the train station visitors are presented with a few options for getting there:
You can climb the Lardarina, 33 flights of brick stairs (roughly 380 zig-zagging steps),
Follow the long winding road up to the village on foot, or
Take a ride with the local bus taxi for 2€ per person, one-way.